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vestibule

 [ves´tĭ-būl]
a space or cavity at the entrance to another structure. adj., adj vestib´ular.
vestibule of aorta a small space within the left ventricle at the root of the aorta.
vestibule of ear an oval cavity in the middle of the bony labyrinth.
vestibule of mouth the portion of the oral cavity bounded on one side by teeth and gingivae (or the residual alveolar ridges) and on the other by the lips (labial vestibule) and cheeks (buccal vestibule).
nasal vestibule (vestibule of nose) the anterior part of the nasal cavity; it is lined with stratified squamous epithelium and contains hairs (vibrissae) and sebaceous glands.
vestibule of vagina the space between the labia minora into which the urethra and vagina open.
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ves·ti·bule

(ves'ti-byūl), [TA]
1. A small cavity or a space at the entrance of a canal.
2. Specifically, the central, somewhat ovoid, cavity of the osseous labyrinth communicating with the semicircular canals posteriorly and the cochlea anteriorly.
Synonym(s): vestibulum [TA]
[L. vestibulum]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ves·ti·bule

(ves'ti-byūl) [TA]
1. A small cavity or a space at the entrance of a canal.
2. Specifically, the central, somewhat ovoid, cavity of the osseous labyrinth communicating with the semicircular canals posteriorly and the cochlea anteriorly.
Synonym(s): vestibulum.
[L. vestibulum]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Anatomical sites Obitos Vivos Tota CID C00 Lips 0 4 4 CID C02 Tongue 2 9 11 CID C03Gums 3 6 9 CID C04Floor of de mouth 5 12 17 CID C05 Palate 1 1 2 CID C06.0Buccal mucosa 3 2 5 CID C06.1 Vestibulum 1 1 2 CID C06.2 Retromolar area 2 2 4 Total 17 37 54 Table 4.
To this end, the socially important areas such as the entrance vestibulum and fauces, atrium, tablinum, triclinia, oeci and peristyles usually received the finest colour, most complex design and most detailed and interesting mythological paintings or mosaics (Dunbabin 1999:306-307; Ling 1991:2).
In the two youngest stages the LSC is still relatively wide and short and possesses an orientation towards the vestibulum. In the CRL=25 mm stage, in contrast to the nearly round shape of the adult, the LSC is oval.
This is Kent Johnson, turning the author into a hole in the papyrus: "[Here there is an oblong hole, as if burned by laser rays shot out from gauze covered eyes.]" Complete with paratextual blurbs by forty-two contemporary authors, plus a "Vestibulum" by Slavoj Zizek, this slim book is a boggling beauty, where we learn to "chorus our dead to the music / of the humming strings."
The endoscopic examination showed a thick white coat covering the nasopharynx and laryngeal vestibulum, and subglottic constriction was also observed.
(59) Separating the labia, they could explore the Clitoris, the Nymphae, the Vestibulum, the Meatus urinarius, and the orifice of the vagina.
zetas et imperialis ypodromi vestibulum.(10) Thus, in his 1960 supplement to the Clark Hall dictionary, Meritt defines the word as 'treasury, not privy'.(11)
As we happen to know from the surviving fragments of his diaries, in November of 1444 Cyriacus paid a visit to the island of Thasos where he was warmly received by its feudal lord Francesco Gattalusio.(40) Among the antique remains he saw and found particularly interesting was a fragmentary statue of which he made a drawing, accompanied by the following postilla: "Statua marmorea et eximia arte fabrefacta apud Thasii portus vestibulum nuper a Francisco Gatalusio principe erecta.
Bruno Turner (Hyperion CDA66574); Inter vestibulum ac altare and Magnificat on Spanish and Mexican Renaissance vocal music, Hilliard Ensemble (EMI CDS 7 54341 2); Francisco de Penalosa, La Musica en la Era del Descubrimiento, vol.5, Taller Ziryab, dir.
2): Vestibulum comprising two separate, semi-circular sclerotized plates with no visible lateral tube (Fig.